680% Magic Find Cap in 1.0.8, Inspiring Presence Back to 2%, Diablo 3 Soundtrack, BlizzCon Tickets on Sale Wednesday, Curse Week

680% Magic Find Cap in 1.0.8
The current Magic Find cap is still a mystery for many players and Vaeflare clarified today that right now it's 625%, but in Patch 1.0.8 it's increased to 680% through various gameplay changes.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Currently in patch 1.0.7, the hard cap on Magic Find is 625% (300% soft cap + 75% NV stacks + 250% MP 10 on Inferno).

Starting in patch 1.0.8 however, the Magic Find bonus from shrines will be able to exceed the “soft cap” of 300% that players can achieve from a combination of their own gear and their follower’s gear. In patch 1.0.8 we’re also adding a buff to multiplayer games called “Strength in Numbers” which allows for a 10% bonus to Magic Find, Gold Find, and experience per additional player in a multiplayer game, up to a maximum of 30% in a four-player game. The Magic Find and Gold find bonuses of this multiplayer feature can exceed their respective 300% cap as well.

So after patch 1.0.8, if you have 300% Magic Find from your gear and your followers, have 5 stacks of NV (+75% MF), are playing on Inferno at MP10 (+250% MF), have a Fortune Shrine buff active (+25% MF), AND are playing a four player multiplayer game (+30% MF), you can hit the maximum of a 680% bonus to Magic Find. Shiny!

Keep in mind that this cap will be lower for if you aren’t playing on Inferno and/or aren’t using Monster Power level 10, etc.

Inspiring Presence Back to 2%
Barbarians' passive skill Inspiring Presence got buffed to 4% in the current PTR, but evidently it's going back down to 2% since players report it makes every kind of life regeneration obsolete.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Thanks for the feedback! Based on discussions we’ve seen from players testing Inspiring Presence on the PTR, we’re going to go ahead and change Inspiring Presence back to its previous values. In a future PTR build, it will return 2% of your maximum Life per second instead of 4%. This is being done to keep it in line with other Life regeneration skills.

Diablo III Soundtrack Now Available
You don't have to be at home playing Diablo III to get the D3 feel since now you can download all the music tracks of the game.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

We’ve updated the Blizzard Music section of our site with the full Diablo III soundtrack. Visit the page to read liner notes from the soundtrack’s composers, listen to songs, and download albums or individual tracks through iTunes!

BlizzCon Tickets on Sale Wednesday
The first date for buying BlizzCon 2013 tickets is very close and Blizzard posted a reminder about it today.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Just a reminder that the first batch of BlizzCon 2013 tickets will be going on sale tomorrow (Wednesday, April 24) at 7 p.m. PDT through the online Blizzard Store—visit the ticket sales page at that time for the chance to buy yours.

If you’re going to try for tickets, we recommend reading through our earlier ticket sales information article and the ticket info section of the BlizzCon website for helpful tips to ensure your ticket purchase goes smoothly.

If you don’t get tickets tomorrow, a second batch will go on sale Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. PDT. In addition, tickets to an exclusive pre-BlizzCon dinner to benefit Children's Hospital of Orange County will go on sale Wednesday, May 1 at 7 p.m. PDT (BlizzCon admission included). Don’t forget that if you want to attend the StarCraft II 2013 World Championship Series Global Finals in-person, you’ll need a ticket to BlizzCon. For those unable to attend the show, in-depth coverage of BlizzCon will also be available through the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket—further details will be announced at a later date.

BlizzCon 2013 will take place November 8 and 9 at the Anaheim Convention Center, and tickets cost $175 USD each. Tickets to the BlizzCon Benefit Dinner cost $500 USD each and include BlizzCon admission. For further information, check out the official BlizzCon site.

Curse Weekly Roundup
In this week's Curse Roundup: A new Zelda game, Black Ops 2 DLC and more.


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